We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Birchwood Cottages

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Birchwood Cottages
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Birchwood Cottages
See the most recent reviews
Showing 153: English reviews
san diego
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Things to love. Clean, safe, quiet, private kitchen, gas grill! Oh and friendly helpful owners-yes. This is a small town and tiny town for those us us from USA city. So if you expect the 5 star hotels of big city you best stay in your city. This is relaxing comfort of a small community. There are not many good...

Thank bonitadi1
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of our self contained cottages. We are pleased that you made good use of the facilities here including the BBQ. The butcher shop opposite us would have been handy for you. You have maximized your stay with a Milford Sound Tour ("Fiordland Tours") and did a recommended hike as well Hope to see you...

Reviewed 5 November 2014

We made Birchwood our base for our day cruise to Milford Sound and Overnight cruise to Doubtful Sound. We stayed 2 nights and it was very comfortable. The 3 Bedoom cottage was very roomy, one room for me and my wife, the other for our son and the 3rd to keep all our luggage!! There was a kitchen/dining room and...

Thank petertheobald
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review of our self contained accommodation. You were a pleasure to have staying with us and your appreciation of our personal service is great. We are pleased you were comfortable at Birchwood Cottages

Miedzyrzecz, Poland
Reviewed 25 October 2014

We booked this place for 4 nights for our small tour of the South Island. Mainly because of the price and also the location, being near to the centre.This place is located on the Te Anau - Milford Sound Highway and is really easy to find. However, being next to the main road, it's really quiet and there is little...

Thank Tony W
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the very expansive and nice review of oiur accommodation. Your comments are much appreciated and quite specific. Thank you for that. I apologise for not taking you to Milford Sound especially after my enthusiastic sales pitch on the tour. You say you are possibly going to return one day. I can promise you a great tour next...

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Booked the Fiordland Private Tours trip to Milford Sound, and was pleased to stay at the Birchwood Cottages--both operated by Ray and Leonie. Do yourself a good turn and do the same! The Birchwood Cottages were cozy, welcoming, comfortable, warm and had everything anyone would like to have. The Birchwood Cottages are highly recommended.

Thank W K
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us during your New Zealand holiday. It was a pleasure to have such lovely people as yourselves staying with us at Birchwood cottages.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Te Anau is a quiet town whose claim to fame is Milford Sound. The hosts are very friendly and helpful when I was emailing them about reservations, but unfortunately they were not around when we are actually there. We decided on the luxury cottage, and it was wonderful. It had 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a separate toilet, a washing...

Thank kittylys
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our luxury cottage. We are pleased you appreciated the welcome you got from Trish during our short break away. Thank you for the mention of our small group tour to Milford Sound of which is a separate review section of "Fiordland Private Tours" We hope you enjoyed your NZ holiday.

Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

Ray and Leonie are among the best we have met on our travels around the South Island. The cottage was perfect for a couple, being close to the road didnt bother us at all. Good facilities and was warm and cosy in minutes. Highly recommend and also highly recommend the Milford tour that Ray has on offer, its by far...

Thank Corina T
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of both our accommodation and tour to Milford Sound. To say we were the best is so lovely to here.

Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Ray and Leonie, the owners, are doing a really good job there. Really friendly and helpful. The cottage was nice, clean and cosy. We also book a tour with Ray, really good knowledge and funny commentary. Highly recommended !

Thank popolipo
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about our accommodation and your appreciation of the Milford Sound Tour

Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Stay here. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating. They had the heater on before we arrived which was a nice touch. Thanks for a nice stay. Dave and Jane and kids.........................................

1Thank David M
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice comments about our accommodation in Te Anau. The enclosed log burners are very popular in the winter, and we appreciate that you enjoyed the 'warm' welcome.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Ray and Leonie were outstanding and made us feel very welcome. The cottage was cosy, very comfortable and very well equipped. It was large enough with three above average rooms for our family of 5. Can't wait to go back. Thanks Ray and Leonie

Thank carmela_falzon
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We really appreciate the "outstanding" comment. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and even more pleased to here that you can't wait to return.

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Birchwood cottages is fantastic for medium to large sized groups - We were a group of 4, an older couple and a younger. We had initially booked a different place in Te Anau, lured by photos of high wooden ceilings and lots of open space on booking.com. We quickly changed to a last minute booking of Birchwood Cottages and boy...

1Thank JosephRobin
fiordlandtours, Owner at Birchwood Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review about our self contained cottage accommodation. There is simply no better heat than that of a wood burner and we are pleased you apapreciated the warmth provided.for both the hospitality and fire.

66 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (66)
Room/Suite (27)
View from Room (6)
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Family/Play Areas (4)
Dining (2)
Bathroom (3)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Other (16)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Te Anau hotels
1.6 km away
Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park
0.9 km away
Bella Vista Motel
Bella Vista Motel
#5 of 24 in Te Anau
473 reviews
0.8 km away
Distinction Luxmore Hotel Lake Te Anau
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 km away
Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
1.1 km away
Lakefront Lodge
Lakefront Lodge
#2 of 24 in Te Anau
344 reviews
0.8 km away
Explorer Motel & Apartments
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Birchwood Cottages

Address: 208 Milford Road, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: RM431 - RM1,089 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Birchwood Cottages 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda and Hotels.com so you can book your Birchwood Cottages reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Birchwood Cottages Hotel Te Anau
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Birchwood Cottages staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Coquitlam, Canada
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Birchwood Cottages staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose cabin 1 for best views”
 of 5 bubbles DavidJP48, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Maybe ask for a cabin off the main road. But that did not bother us.”
 of 5 bubbles goodmorningstarshino, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Cottages are great for couples.”
 of 5 bubbles Dazzler24, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Luxury Cottage was excellent”
 of 5 bubbles ellsberg2015, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“all good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles BrianD95, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
5 of 5